wiki:faq/email/configure-email

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How do I configure my email program to work with May First/People Link?

This page is specific to our new, experimental mail settings. As of 2011-06-16, these are not yet stable.

The following links are to help screens for setting up and configuring your email client and webmail programs to work with May First/People Link's email systems.

Using Webmail

The easiest way to check your email is to use our webmail program. To access your email via webmail, simply go to:

https://members.mayfirst.org/

Using an Email program (a.k.a. Mail User Agent)

All email clients need your settings for incoming mail and for outgoing mail. Your incoming mail will be either POP or IMAP. The choice between POP and IMAP depends on your own preferences, but if you aren't sure what to choose, and you plan to use one primary computer most of the time, we suggest you stick with IMAP.

The settings below should get you going, but if you get stuck or your eyes are already glazing over, try looking up your email client in the list of "how to" items below.

Your username and password you set up when you created your email accounts.

POP and IMAP settings

Server: mail.mayfirst.org 
Encryption: STARTTLS 
Authentication Method: Normal passwor or plain 
Port: 110 (for POP) or 143 (for IMAP)

SMTP (Outgoing mail) settings

Server: mail.mayfirst.org 
Encryption: STARTTLS 
Authentication Method: Normal passwor or plain 
Port: 587
Requires authenticahion: Yes